Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Quilted Dreamcatcher : :

Wild & Free

I've always been drawn to the beauty of dreamcatchers. To each meaningful handmade component, from the hoop to each bead embedded in the webbing. Around two years ago, just about the time I started to seriously consider deigning fabric, I found this big beautiful vintage quilting hoop at a local thrift shop and decided that day that it would become a dreamcatcher inspired sign for my very first Quilt Market booth, for my very first fabric collection. That may sound a little crazy, but it's true! And although this first Limited Edition collection of mine is quite different than what I was envisioning back then, I'm so thrilled to see projects like this one materialize, just as I hoped, so many months later!

A Quilted Dreamcatcher

Just as I do for any sketch stitch piece, I began this project by basting a square cut of Creme De La Creme solid fabric to a scrap piece of batting to stabilize my embroidery. Using the satin stitch in multiple widths and stitch lengths & a variety of Wild & Free friendly Autifil 50wt I stitched out my collection logo front and center!

A Quilted Dreamcatcher beginning

Next came the real fun of adding my quilting to resemble the magical weaving of a dreamcatcher and the many strands of Wild & Free fabric scraps, selvage ends, and other Art Gallery Fabrics that I've used to create all the projects I've been working on for this Quilt Market booth!

Wild & Free embroidery

AGF strands

I'm so excited to have this special sign to bring with me to Houston, and I can't wait to share more of all the things I've been busy creating these past couple of weeks!

A Quilted Dreamcatcher

Thanks for stopping by today!  Maureen

31 comments:

  1. That's awesome Maureen! You are soooo creative! I could only wish to have the control of my machine as you do to complete such beautiful free-motion projects. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi@yahoo.com

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  2. This is truly incredible!

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  3. That is beautiful and what an amazing idea!

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  4. This is gorgeous, can't wait to see it in a couple weeks.. up close and personal.

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  5. Gorgeous and brilliant Maureen! =D

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  6. Love this so much!! Love the story behind it and how true it is to your style!

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  7. O.My.Goodness, Maureen, I am sooooo in love with your Dreamcatcher---I too have had a long love-affair with dreamcatchers---and to combine it with a quilting hoop and fabric----oh I sooooo love it!!! Blessings!

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  8. this is soooooooooooo beautiful!

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  9. Even as a little girl in little land of Serbia, I dreamed of having a dream-catcher and a beautiful American-Indian dress...all with beads, embroidery.... Love everything about your new fabric line and this dream-catcher is just perfect for your booth!! Can't wait to see it all together and big CONGRATS TO YOU!!!

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  10. Very pretty. I've never been a huge fan of dreamcatchers, until now. This is awesome. I'm converted. :)

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  11. Love the dream catcher. So creative.

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  12. Beautiful & I love the vintage hoop, good luck in Houston! You do beautiful work I enjoy visiting your page.
    Sherry

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  13. SOOOOOOOOOOOO wish I could be there to see it in person! I lived in Houston for 28 years of my life and of course I didn't get into quilting until 2 years after moving to Atlanta... On my Bucket List to go someday! Can't wait to see all the pics of your booth :)

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  14. Now I just need to find a giant hoop and make this for my girls. They love dreamcatchers. Very pretty.

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  15. Way to go! I always find it inspiring to hear how others envision something and then "make it happen"!!
    Have fun in Houston
    Lise-Lotte
    partygreen.ca

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  16. I love this! Thanks for sharing your ideas :-) I see my little sister getting something like this for Christmas

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  17. Perfect, can't wait to see photos of your booth!

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  18. Very pretty! I love how big it is; it would sure make a wonderful wall piece.

    zauberbear.blogspot.com

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  19. Such a lovely idea and the result is beautiful! x

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